OSHA Heat Standard Clears Regulatory Hurdle

A committee has unanimously recommended that the agency advance the proposal for a heat safety rule.

Construction Dive

May 15, 2024

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The Department of Labor is closer to publishing a rule to protect construction workers from hazards related to heat stress and illness while on the job. On April 24, the OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health unanimously recommended that OSHA “move forward expeditiously” on a notice of proposed rulemaking for a new heat standard. As part of the rulemaking progress, OSHA will continue to seek input from stakeholders and the public. “We are working diligently on getting out a proposed rule,” Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker told Construction Dive Wednesday at a construction safety event

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